June is almost done- will be after tomorrow. The 30th Ron and I celebrate 45 years together- that is mind blowing to me. Looking forward to a nice dinner out with friends.
All last week I was in a workshop with Ron Prokasso. Ron is an amazing mixed media printmaker and a terrific teacher- This was way out of my comfort zone. I was a prints major in undergrad a million years ago. This class was a monotype class with many different techniques. There were 6 students in the class and we were the first class in Remarque Print Workshop's new classroom space- it was terrific- plenty of room the spread out. I enjoyed everyone in the class and the diversity of work made was amazing. The first couple of days were hard for me as there was so much information and technique demos- so I needed to pick just a couple of techniques to focus on. Printmaking is all about process and this class was all about layers. I printed on 9" x 12" plates. These photos of the work are not the best- I don't have time right now to fix these up- some friends were asking to see what I made so I quickly shot these photos.
This is the first print. I think this went through the press 3 times. I love that they use nontoxic Akua inks. Clean up is with water and dish soap and sometimes alcohol.
This is the ghost print from the first print- meaning there was ink left on the plate after printing so you can run it through the press on another piece of paper.